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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 02:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... by rebels in Syria last year have been released, with signs that two Turkish pilots whose abduction was linked to their capture may also be freed. “The nine Lebanese held in Syria are on their way ... were abducted in Syria’s northern Aleppo province in May last year as their families said they were returning from a pilgrimage to Iran. “Very favourable developments are under way concerning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1335208/nine-lebanese-pilgrims-kidnapped-syria-freed
  2. News - World - Agence France-Presse in Vilnius

    Kerry seeks EU support on Syria after G20 split

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 05:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Vilnius

    ... for military strikes against Syria, after a G20 summit failed to resolve bitter international divisions on the issue. Kerry went into informal talks with the EU’s 28 foreign ministers in Lithuania, which currently holds the EU’s rotating chair, with the bloc itself sharply split on Syria and most nations highly reticent over military action. Washington’s top diplomat pressed the case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1305651/kerry-seeks-eu-support-syria-after-g20-split
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Snipers haunt Syrian Christian town of Maalula

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 10:59am by Agence France-Presse in Maalula

    ... Agence France-Presse in Maalula “Maalula, city of culture and history, welcomes you,” reads a sign at the entrance to Syria’s best known Christian town. But any semblance of welcome ... of the ancient Christian presence in Syria. Its people are among the world’s last remaining speakers of Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ. The town’s name comes from the word “maala”, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1313621/snipers-haunt-syrian-christian-town-maalula
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    US weighs military options for Syria, says Hagel

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 03:08pm by Agence France-Presse on board a US military aircraft

    ... Agence France-Presse on board a US military aircraft US media reports warships sent to the region for possible cruise missile attacks The Pentagon is moving forces into place in case President Barack Obama opts for military action against Syria, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel suggested on Friday. Amid calls for military intervention after the Syrian regime carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1299136/us-weighs-military-options-syria-says-hagel
  5. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Kurdish exodus from Syria to Turkey tops 130,000 as Islamic State advances

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mursitpinar, Turkey Islamic State's rapid advance through Kurdish northern Syria prompts rush for safety of Turkey and calls for US to expand air campaign Exodus of Kurds in face of jihad reaches 130,000 Turkey says that some 130,000 people have flooded across its border from Syria fleeing an advance by Islamic State jihadis on a strategic Kurdish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598156/kurdish-exodus-syria-turkey-tops-130000-islamic-state-advances
  6. News - World

    Syria FM says Syria will attend Geneva peace talks with "good intention" to end conflict

    Posted May 30th 2013, 01:44am by AP

    ... BEIRUT (AP) — Syria FM says Syria will attend Geneva peace talks with "good intention" to end conflict. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1249365/syria-fm-says-syria-will-attend-geneva-peace-talks-good-intention-end
  7. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    US conducts ‘near continuous’ strikes against Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 06:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria by the US and its Arab allies were ongoing, as three European governments agree to deploy military jets against the jihadists in Iraq The US-led coalition widened its air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria on Saturday as part of “near continuous” raids against the jihadists. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1602020/us-conducts-near-continuous-strikes-against-islamic-state-syria
  8. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Islamic State frees 70 Kurdish schoolchildren kidnapped in Syria

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Seventy Kurdish children held hostage released Islamic State jihadists last night freed 70 Kurdish schoolchildren its fighters kidnapped in northern Syria in May. ... The United States began air strikes against the militants in Iraq on August 8 and expanded to Syria on September 22. The coalition has made 290 strikes in Iraq and Syria, of which the US military has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604686/islamic-state-frees-70-kurdish-schoolchildren-kidnapped-syria
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria’s Homs

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut The UN sounded the alarm on Saturday about the plight of women and children in Syria’s Homs, urging all parties in the conflict to enable access to some ... supplies from entering” the neighbourhood of Al-Waer. “Cannot all those involved agree that the innocent women and children in Homs, and across Syria, should be spared all possible suffering?” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1294107/un-warns-plight-women-children-syrias-homs
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 06:53pm by Associated Press in Damascus

    ... Associated Press in Damascus Gunmen shot dead 11 people, mostly Christians, in central Syria on Saturday, state media and activists said. A witness described what appeared ... of Syria’s population, say they are particularly vulnerable to the violence sweeping the country of 22 million people. They are fearful that Christians will be caught in the crossfire between rival ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1297411/gunmen-kill-11-near-syrian-christian-villages

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